Gone are the days when the only thing we expect out of our daytime moisturizer is, well, moisture. I need mine to work triple (or quadruple) duty, since I don’t have the time for a 10-step skincare routine when I’m trying to dash out the door in the morning. Sunscreen? Check. Gentle exfoliation? Check. Major antioxidants? Check and check. Turns out I’m not the only one: We polled our council of beauty experts to find out which daytime moisturizers they stock in their bathrooms time and again, and we’ve got their 8 favorites below. Scroll on, and we’d love to hear in the comments which daytime moisturizer tops your list.
I wear SPF religiously, and this moisturizer with SPF 35 is seriously amazing under makeup — it’s the best I’ve ever tried. It’s hydrating yet slightly mattifying, and it’s an incredible primer.
I can’t even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with this little beauty product shop in Palm Desert. All of their products are made from raw organic superfoods, most of which are grown in the coachella valley. I use their solar day cream and love it!
I wear this day oil and if I need extra moisture I put on the rescue which can be a mask or a moisturizer but I’ve worn it as a daily moisturizer for years. I think it makes my skin glow and people always comment on my skin when I wear it!
I love this cream. It’s super dewy and I love the way it flows through foundation.
This moisturizer somehow manages to have a super light, whipped consistency, while offering mega moisture that lasts all day. Its alpha hydroxy acids encourage gentle cell turnover that’s really helpful for my skin which tends to get a bit pore-clogged.
I like to use oils and serums in place of a daily moisturizer, and this face oil really plumps and hydrates.
My entire skincare routine is exhaustive, but I LOVE Skinceuticals C E Ferulic for its brightening benefits.
I love all products in the Jao brand but this one stands out as a favorite daytime facial moisturizer because it is lightweight and comes in a nice tube I can carry around all day and use as needed.
-Nadine Abramcyk, Co-founder of @tenoverten
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Day Shade Facial Lotion
I’m totally obsessed with this natural moisturizer’s silky texture and amazing rose scent—plus, it’s incredibly affordable.